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The Trump Card: What’s In Store for the Workplace in 2017 and Beyond?

On November 3, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board issued a Decision and Order in Trump Ruffin Commercial, LLC, finding that the Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas unlawfully refused to bargain with UNITE HERE...more

California Employer Compliance 2017

by Lewitt Hackman on

There have been significant changes to state and federal laws in 2016 affecting employers of all sizes and in many industries. We'd like to help our clients stay apprised of some of the more critical changes by reminding all...more

The Potential Impact Of a Trump Presidency on Employers

by Carlton Fields on

Based on promises made during the campaign, it appears employers may expect changes in the government’s approach to workplace regulation. Although we certainly do not have a crystal ball, President-elect Trump campaigned on a...more

With the Election (Mercifully) Behind Us, What Will a Trump Administration Mean for Employers?

by Littler on

The 2016 Presidential election was arguably the most contentious, unpredictable, and politically polarizing race in this nation's history. The contours of the electoral map changed by the hour in the days leading up to...more

Labor & Employment E - Note - August 2014

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - S.E.I.U. Helps Fast-Food Workers Battle for $15 an Hour Wage - Obama Announces Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order - Silicon Valley Hiring Conspiracy Settlement Insufficient, Judge...more

13 Changes To California Law In 2014: What Employers Need To Know

by Perkins Coie on

Every new year brings employment law changes for California’s employers and, while the Affordable Care Act has taken the spotlight for 2014, a vast array of employment laws deserve special attention from California employers...more

Court Orders Tuomey to Pay $237 Million for Violations of Stark and False Claims Act

by King & Spalding on

On October 2, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina issued an Amended Order and Opinion directing the entry of a civil judgment against Tuomey Health Care System (Tuomey) in the amount of...more

Take 5 Newsletter: Wage and Hour Update - October 9, 2013

by Epstein Becker & Green on

- IRS Will Begin Taxing a Restaurant's Automatic Gratuities as Service Charges Many restaurants include automatic gratuities on the checks of guests with large parties to ensure that servers get fair tips. This method...more

Companions No More: U.S. Department of Labor Extends Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections to Home Health Care Workers

Beginning on January 1, 2015, the Fair Labor Standards Act will extend its minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly all home health care workers. This changes the playing field for an estimated two million workers who...more

Detroit District Court Certifies Antitrust Class of Registered Nurse

by BakerHostetler on

What is the right compensation for a particular job? That’s the question virtually every employer must face. Pay too little, and the employer may not be able to fill a position or must settle for less than the best...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - September 12, 2013

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - A.F.L.- C.I.O. Seeks to Lure Nonunion Workers to Boost Ranks - Appeals Court Affirms Unions Can Organize Smaller Units - IRS to Begin Classifying Automatic Gratuities as Taxable Wages - More...more

Employment Law -- Jun 19, 2013

Exempt or Nonexempt, That is The Question - Employers who believe in multitasking could be facing unpaid overtime suits from managers after the California Court of Appeal ruled that a grocery store manager could not...more

Rural Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab Cost Savings Program issued favorable OIG Advisory Opinion

by Baker Donelson on

On December 31, 2012 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ("OIG") issued a favorable Advisory Opinion No.12-22 for a hospital cardiology group compensation arrangement that includes a...more

New OIG Advisory Opinion Addresses Hospital On-Call Payments to Specialty Physicians

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Yesterday, the OIG released Advisory Opinion No. 12-15 addressing whether a hospital's per diem payment to specialty physicians for call coverage violated the Anti-Kickback Statute. Ultimately the OIG determined the proposed...more

Healthcare Update, No. 3, August 2012: Automatically Deducting For Meal Breaks Can Be Costly

by Fisher Phillips on

Automatic deductions, where the employer's timekeeping system assumes and deducts for a 30-minute meal break, have proved to be a fruitful target for plaintiffs. During the past 10 years, over 40,000 lawsuits have been filed...more

Healthcare Update, No. 3, August 2012: DOL Targets Healthcare Employer For Violations

by Fisher Phillips on

A recent announcement from the U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division highlights the risks that healthcare employers face when they do not properly compensate employees for overtime hours and do not maintain accurate...more

Healthcare Update - August 2012, No. 3

by Fisher Phillips on

In This Issue: - EEOC Challenges TB Testing Practices By A. Kevin Troutman (Houston): For years, hospitals and most other healthcare providers have regularly screened new and existing employees for tuberculosis...more

The Littler Report: Wage And Hour Class Actions In The Healthcare Industry - March 2012

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In This Issue: I. THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM 1 II. CLASS AND COLLECTIVE ACTIONS: THE PROCEDURAL BACKDROP 3 A. Class versus Collective Action — Overview 3 B. Opt-In versus Opt-Out 3 C. Statutes of Limitation...more

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